Two 1920s World Series press pins are among the marquee items in an online catalog auction now underway at Wheatland Auction Services. The pins join over 600 lots of vintage and modern era sports card sets, partial sets, lots and singles along with hundreds of other pieces of sports memorabilia open for bidding through June 14 on the company’s website.
A rare 1920 Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) press pin leads off the sale with a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$6,000. The pin was handed out to journalists covering the club’s World Series matchup with Cleveland that year. The Robins’ roster included four Hall of Famers: namesake manager Wilbert Robinson, pitchers Burleigh Grimes and Rube Marquard, and outfielder Zack Wheat. The pin is completely intact and in excellent condition with an opening bid of $1,000.
Also up for bid are high-grade World Series pins featuring the 1929 Chicago Cubs and 1951 New York Giants. Led by Rogers Hornsby, the Cubs reached the Fall Classic against Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics in ’29. In 1951, Bobby Thomson’s dramatic homer at the Polo Grounds jolted the Giants into the World Series, where they fell to the Yankees.
There are dozens of 1950s and 60s partial sets and individual cards of Hall of Famers, several 1970s complete baseball sets, a 1960 Topps football complete set with several cards graded including a PSA 7 Jim Brown, a 1965 Topps Football set minus the Namath rookie, numerous pre-War cards including a 1935 Muratti Cigarettes Babe Ruth (PSA 4), a 1910 Turkey Red Ed Walsh, 1916 Ferguson Bakery pennant of Connie Mack and more.
Memorabilia collectors will find a limited edition 1987 Julius Erving statue, one of those created in the likeness of the full-size sculpture erected at The Spectrum in Philadelphia at the end of his career. There is a 1931 Philadelphia A’s/Cincinnati Reds autographed baseball from a spring training game, autographed team and single player signed bats, jerseys, helmets, photos and other items associated with stars from various sports and eras.
Collectors of modern era cards will find multiple lots of 1991 Topps Desert Shield baseball cards including a Chipper Jones rookie. The auction offers many sealed hobby boxes from various sets including some high-end basketball products. There are also several desirable autograph and relic cards from the past 15 years including multiple Michael Jordan Upper Deck Exquisite autographs.
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